Several years passed, until my parents decided to retire and move to the country, leading to a mass decluttering of their house, and the discovery of some of my old models. At the time, my intention was to spend some time repainting the models, as they all had very bad and somewhat random paint jobs (yellow, blue and orange Catachans), and just enjoy the modelling process. However, I quickly got back in to the gaming side as well, which resulted in selling off my 2nd edition Cadians, Valhallans and also some Adeptus Arbites to fund the purchase of a few more Catachans, which turned in to a lot more Catachans.
You may have noticed I said the discovery of "some" of my models, as a large portion were misplaced at some point or another. I still have a lot of my 2nd Edition Imperial Guard Catachans, late Rogue Trader Imperial Guard and some early Imperial Army models, in addition to the ones I sold. The remainder, a large number of marines, including some metal bodied Space Wolves and a Rhino, all my Space Crusade and Advanced Space Crusade models and my first edition Space Hulk, with Deathwing and Genestealer expansion set's have gone missing in the 15 or so years that I wasn't playing.
So why the blog? Well, as a full time father during the day and working evenings/nights, I find that these days I do not get as much time for playing or modelling as I would like. Getting models and paints out in the presence of a toddler is a recipe for disaster, as I'm sure some of you have experienced. I'm also a major fluff bunny, even during my non playing years I kept up with the fluff and model releases, and this blog enables me to partake in a part of the hobby I enjoy, even without touching my models and also while in the presence of a toddler. My playing time is restricted to a couple of visits to a local gaming club and the occasional friendly tournament.
With my kids have always taken an interest in daddy's little men and my eldest son is now of an age where he is able to concentrate long enough and understand the rules to be able to play some small games of 40, with his new Necrons or my old chaos marine armies. This mean that I'm likely to play a lot more games in the future, which is good.
Last edited Feb' 21
Last edited Feb' 21